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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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Avoiding unwanted object boundaries when using pattern brush

I'm wanting to add a selection of objects to create a pattern brush. I can create the pattern brush fine but one or more of my objects get an unwanted square bounding box when I apply the pattern ...
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How do I easily separate multiple objects on an artboard to new SVG files w/ sizes?

I'm new to Adobe Illustrator, so please forgive me if this seems like a dumb question. I have an SVG file with the USA map and all 50 states. I need to create 50 individual SVGs, one for each state. ...
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How would I make this in Photoshop or illustrator? [duplicate]

Do you know how I could recreate this in Photoshop or illustrator? This would be very appreciated.
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How much memory is required to send a 300x500 pixel page to a 500 dpi printer if each pixel is 20 bits? [closed]

I am stuck in solving the problem given below: We are sending a page for printing to a printer with 500 dpi. the page size is 300*500 pixels. if each pixel is 20 bit then how much memory this would ...
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White line in the middle of a design [duplicate]

I have a problem with my design and I've been having this problem in many designs I've made that is when I mirror something, I get a straight white line in the middle. I'm barely starting with graphic ...
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(AI) Possible for middle transform point to stay allways visible?

It's been annoying since forever I have been using Ilustrator (CS6). I don't know how is that tool called in english, so I will illustrate it with a gif
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How to indicate a cut out for a product window

I just started learning package design. I have finished my artwork and want to send the final file to the customer. The design has a product window. How should I indicate this layer in Illustrator? ...
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How to make a curly guitar neck

I want to make a curl out of a guitar neck. Just to give you some idea, I want to know how I can make the neck a bit curled up to the top so that the entire guitar looks like a written "g". The ...
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Adding texts with 3d perspective

I am new to AI and trying to write some texts on the buttons of the keyboard in the attached image: I would like to add few letters on the buttons with missing letters in such a way they look similar ...
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How can I randomize color across available fill regions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply a random colors from a palette of colors to the resulting fill-able regions. I'll first explain where I am and then what I'm trying. I previously asked about how to split a ...
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Illustrator is applying a fill to all areas and not just the area I would like?

This is a REAL newbie question but if I do not ask then I will not learn. I am using Photoshop and Illustrator CC2018 and I am in no way an experienced user. In photoshop I designed a Letter D. I ...
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Automate re-creating this shape that looks like a paper sphere template

This is the 1977 "Charles Ross: Light Placed" poster by Jacqueline Casey and it's insane. I was wondering how would one re-create a similar shape in Illustrator relatively easily. Just to clarify: I'...
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How can I change the thickness of a doughnut shape without changing the radius?

I have objects groped together to make a doughnut shape but I want to make the shape thinner. I am using it as a border but my border looks too thick and makes the centre image look small. Is there a ...
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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Bulge in the center of a bit of text

I'd like to create a bulge in a section of text that makes it looks like a sphere is pushing through. The below image is kind of what I'm going for. I would really appreciate any help on this.
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Creating a Brand Book - Resolution difference between Retina/non Retina

I am currently working on a brand book in Illustrator for a client and I have issues with the sizes (font size, resolution, etc.). What document settings do I have to use on my retina Macbook to make ...
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How can I split a complicated line into different fill-able groups?

I'm working with Adobe Illustrator for the first time, and I'm coming across something that I think it can do, but I can't find the right Google-words to find it. Ok, first, here's an image to show ...
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How do I rotate the symbols [duplicate]

As you can see I have rotated one of the symbols to face it upwards. I want to apply the same effect to each symbol individually Unfortunately, if I rotate it as a group, the symbols will look like ...
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Is there a way to change a portion of the symbol's degree in phantasm?

I want to change the degree of each portion of the symbols to look like this
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Is there a trick to using small text?

I'm trying to create an email header with a ticket design on it. The ticket has small text on it which always seems to be pixellated, especially when I rotate it. no matter what I seem to set ...
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Illustrator CC - create vignette/border that fades to black around a rectangle

I would like to create an effect around the border of an illustration (rectangle) where there is an effect of fading to black. I've tried feather and outer glow but cannot get it to work; I've used ...
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Big Image size low quality export or small image good quality export

I have made a vector design in Adobe Illustrator. I need the very best export quality. I have two art boards which contain the same artwork. The difference is, the first art board is 8000px x 8000px , ...
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Rounding corners warps object [duplicate]

As shown in the picture I just want to make those 3 ends more round like a half circle maybe, but when I try to do that with Effect → Stylize → Round Corners it deforms/warps the whole object? Why ...
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Knockout text. Illustrator won't do full text

So I am trying to knock out the foreground object, in this case, it's text from the design. But it's not doing exactly what I want. I would like to do it creating outlines since I want to unite ...
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illustrator 2017, pastes the copied text into the layer 1

I am totally new to illustrator, so, Hello, good designers :) My problem is, I have text, "Restore Purchases", just copied and had to paste it on a rectangle. I'm trying to make a button. The text ...
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Illustrator: How to connect a path into another path

I am trying to create this smiley face with sort of brackets at the end of the smile. That's 3 paths. One for the smile and two for the brackets. All of them only are strokes and don't have fills. (...
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Creating Hands in Illustrator

How would you create the hands wrapped around the wheels like in the image at: Would you use the pen tool?
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Why Illustrator file is opened cropped and distorted in Photoshop?

in order to be able to export in jpg some files made in illustrator i'm using Photoshop to finish this process. The fact is that I've noticed that Photoshop open the file cropped and distorted. The ...
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any idea on the tools used to create these aligned pinchings? [duplicate]

I stumbled upon this logo , so far i've been able to design the lines inside the circle but couldnt find the way to make them pinch like that , I've used the liquify tool with masks but it didnt give ...
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How do I create alternating patterns in illustrator using halftone effect and phantasm version

Closed up Halftone Pattern I have created using Phantasm As you can see, the patterns I have created are consistent and I was wondering if it's possible to make it non-consistent? (But the shape ...
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Is Adobe Illustrator too heavy for handling complex EPSs?

I am used to downloading realistic, complex vectors from Shutterstock to edit and use in compositons. The files are not necessarily large in terms of drive size (8Mb or so), but some of them are so ...
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Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to add Artboard's name into its own content automatically?

I want Artboards have their own names in themselves, for example in corner left top. I just wondered if there is any special character to do it, but there is not! Maybe a script will do the job!
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Problem with Illustrator Pattern brush

Can someone tell me if there is a way to stop my pattern brush to stop bunching up if I make a cut in my line? Or is it just something it does, and there is no way to fix it? Preferably, I would like ...
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Adobe Illustrator simple question. How to recreate simple ellipse?

As a beginner in Illustrator, I have a simple question. I have an object as in the picture below (I also include .ai file). It is a fragment of a more complicated design. I want to fill the hole in ...
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How to get this bevel effects in illustrator?

Please help me This bevel effect in illustrator
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Why does Illustrator add invisible layers on top of files when transfered from one computer to the other?

Every time I take a file from work and open it at home, there appear all these invisible boxes that group everything together. Sometimes there are multiple invisible suck boxes over the same part of ...
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Color separation for offset printing in Photoshop

It's easy to separate colors in Adobe Illustrator by converting the desired color into a spot color from the swatches panel in order to get it on a separate zinc plate.. But the problem I'm facing is ...
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How to reproduce this fold effect in Illustrator?

I love the LATAM Airlines logo and I'd like to learn how to make that "fold" we can see on the edges I marked with those green circles, connecting one line to another: That could be something "easy" ...
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How to make text into a transparent punch through a shape in Illustrator?

I am a total newbee in Illustrator. As in title said, I'd like to ask how to input transparent text in Adobe Illustrator. For instance, the following image has 2 layers, one is the ring and the ...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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How to make objects follow or distribute over a path without a brush [duplicate]

I'm trying to distribute the cloud around the circle, how can I achieve this without scatter, or pattern brush because both these brushes will make the cloud content static, my clouds have different ...
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How can I recreate this polygon/wire effect? [duplicate]

Sorry for not providing more info, I just don't know where to start with this, would be cool to learn how to recreate this effect.
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Recreating realistic text to be editable?

I'm having the hardest time ever figuring out how to basically trace/recreate the text on this label so that I can edit it and change the text as needed (different scents). I've tried following along ...
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How do I make a script to select certain layers according to an xml file?

Hello I am Joel Machado and I am a simple technician and computer programmer. At one week while working one of my co-workers working with illustrator asked me to develop a sricpt or a macro to select ...
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How to reproduce the gradient settings in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to recreate the gradient settings in letters in Adobe Illustrator (below you can find one example letter in .ai file). Is it possible? letter G (cs6).ai I do not know this program very well (...
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Possible Way to Create Cartoon Tree Effect in Illustrator? A Circle with Ridges / Small Curves Around It?

I often have to spend a lot of time making every single curve around a circle if I want to create a cartoon tree: When I know it would be so much faster if there were a way to get points around the ...
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In Illustrator, file is completely different than in Acrobat

Today, I was making a map of an interchange point for a local transit company, and I had been basically finished, but for some reason the file started completely freaking out. I exported a finished ....
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Illustrator Creative Cloud Pantone conversion

I am using latest Illustrator, colour settings Generic CMYK. Artworks will be printed in CMYK. I have been supplied with Pantone colours that will need to change to CMYK for print process. When I ...
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What software & method did Uber's design team use to create this graphic?

My company is trying to move into machine learning & we'd love to replicate an image like this for our debut product. If anyone has an idea as to what software Uber used, that would be helpful. I'...
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Illustrator file size PDF vs JPEG export

I've come across a weird behavior regarding the output file size when exporting/saving files from Illustrator CC. I have an image with several bitmaps (i.e. raster images/photographs) where I added ...